VISA Visa is one of the world’s most widely used credit cards. In Germany alone, there are almost 12 million cards in circulation. Those who accept payment with Visa, profit from the strong brand image and attract wealthy international clientele. MasterCard Accepted throughout 210 countries, MasterCard hold-ers can now pay at over 500,000 locations in Ger-many. MasterCard enables merchants a competitive advantage, as customers increasingly search for points of acceptance. American Express When it comes to corpo-rate solutions and an unlimited credit line, American Express (Amex) is one of the world's leading credit card brands. This card is most attractive for merchants whose custom-ers include business travellers. JCB As Japan's largest credit card organisation, JCB sup-ports 80 million cardholders from 15 nations and is ac-cepted across 23 million locations worldwide. In Europe, the acceptance of JCB cards is recommended in metropolitan areas and tourist destinations. UnionPay With 2.3 billion cardholders and thus 29% of all cards issued worldwide, UnionPay is the world's largest credit card organization. An increasing number of Chinese tourists combined with their strong purchas-ing power make UnionPay an important brand for the European market. Diners / Discover The Discover network offers much more that the classic travellers' companions Din-ers Club and Discover. As the world's third largest ac-ceptance network, Discover opens additional access to the cards of many nations such as America, Japan or Korea.